Letter: Transit fee hike doubles fare for student

B.C. Transit originally asked for opinions on three options, and then proceeded ahead with a fourth option.

B.C. Transit originally asked for opinions on three options, and then proceeded ahead with a fourth option.

Right now, my teenage son travelling from Claremont secondary school to our home at Wilkinson and Interurban can use a $1.50 student ticket and then transfer at the Royal Oak exchange.

Total cost $1.50.

Under the changes my son will have to pay $2.50 for a two kilometre bus ride to Royal Oak exchange, and then pay another $2.50 for the remaining 2 km.

Total cost $5 for a 4 km bus ride for a student.

Shouldn’t B.C. Transit be trying to encourage people to take the bus.

For $5 it is cheaper for me to drive and pick him up.

D. GarnerSaanich